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250MW solar project planned for former West Virginia coal mine

The installation will be the largest in the state’s history by far, representing more than 10 times the capacity that the state has installed to date.

Solar support in coal country

In the United States, passage of the Build Back Better Act would extend
the solar Investment Tax Credit and offer other clean energy initiatives
that would boost the renewable energy momentum already underway in Senator Joe Manchin’s home state of West Virginia. This is good news for the state and is resulting in unlikely allies.

RFP Alert: Appalachian Power seeks 150MW of West Virginia solar

The company is accepting project bids that are at least 50MW in capacity. Battery energy storage may be included.

Appalachian Power purchases Firefly Energy solar project in Virginia

Recurrent Energy completed the sale of the 150 MWac to Appalachian Power, the utility’s largest solar energy acquisition to date.

Sen. Manchin opposes Build Back Better, tanking solar stocks

The Democratic Senator, who holds a must-have vote, condemned the bill Sunday. Solar stocks fell precipitously at market open Monday.

Utilities seek OK from West Virginia regulators for five solar projects

A 2020 bill authorizes electric utilities to own and operate up to 200 MW of renewable energy facilities.

West Virginia legislators advance a solar leasing bill

The bill allows residential and commercial and industrial customers to buy electricity from a leased solar system located on their property.

West Virginia’s largest-ever solar project gets siting approval

92.5 MW of solar could be coming to 795 acres in Jefferson County, after state regulators granted a siting certificate to Wild Hill Solar LLC.

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